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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,028 People

    Dont you just love cats?

    my cat is so considerate he cuddles with me and licks my tears away. so considerate.
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    While depressed, I let go.

    I let my mind & body do its own thing. Haven't gotten a haircut in the longest time, facial hair has to go, I've been lazy, eating whatever, drinking whatever. I just don't care and my body is feeling it.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 25 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    People seem to think

    that depression is just like feeling sad sometimes. It's not, and I wish people wouldn't think of it so lightly. If you've never had depression, you won't understand at all. It's something that no one understands until they experience it firsthand. You have no motivation. You...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 15 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    seems like the days I feel the worst I'm the

    most lonely when I reach out to talk there's never anyone there ....I'm always there for anyone who needs me but I feel like when I need someone there's never anyone around :/
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I am so worried about my son.

    He's very depressed and I do t know how to reach him. He's 14 and between my 2 daughters who can be divas. He's gained a lot of weight and I can't get him to do anything but play video games. My kids mean the world to be and this is tearing me up. I need advice please. Real...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I seriously have no memory of some things

    that have happened over the last month. It's like I was somewhere else, dreaming, or just blindly going through my daily routine. I havent really talked to anyone in a few weeks, so that could be part of what's causing it. I dont know, I'm just speaking my mind right now.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I'm sick of people saying

    that depression is a joke and that people who are depressed are just dramatic and weak . Depression is an illness , not a choice . We can't help how we feel and neither can most human beings . I hate waking up every morning , I hate bring around people and faking a smile . I...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I am feeling so ****.

    I'm batteling depression, schizophrenia. But, my boyfriend is in the worst part of the start of a depression and i am only making it worse for him. Yes, i do help him like i've done with all my friends, i give him advice and tell him what he need's to do. But, with all my...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    It is an either a uphill battle

    or messy trench warfare. Either way, I am on the loosing side.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    - From a text I will never send - I'm sorry I

    keep disappointing you. I'm sorry that after everything you've done for me I still won't let you in. You've wasted so much time trying to help me but I keep pushing you away. I'm sorry that I can't seem to take your advice. I'm sorry that I'm so hopelessly insecure that if you...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response 3 days ago

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    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I don't understand; why am I

    so incompetent. I've been self hating myself for the past 24 hours and even thinking about killing myself, I know better and nothing will happen but it feels like nothing I do goes right. I studied extremely hard for my math midterms to only come into it and blank completely, I...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Haveing a real low time cant be bothed with

    anything not had any sleep for 3 weeks now and have spent 2 days on my sofa not even getting out of my PJ's nothing helps just want to sleep and not wake up
    katty81 katty81 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My friends decided to think of one word to

    describe everyone in our friendship group. My word was "bipolar", which is rather disheartening as I hoped to be more to them than simply a mental disorder.
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I thought to myself today: "I'm tired.

    " Then upon further thought I realized that I have been tired a very long time. On the very scarce and rare days when I do have energy it's quite literally like emerging from a fog - waking up from a deep slumber - the first day of spring - I feel ALIVE. The world is mine to...
    sbj120 sbj120 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    It's such a struggle to get out of bed everyday.

    Why does it have to be like this. Always tired😔
    bonyknees bonyknees 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 34 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    No one runs away from his past,

    just when u think you got ur life figured out, its gonna cone and get you so bad because monsters dont really get anything nowadays.. You just have to surrender to the darkness of ur life and face ur demons, adapt them and learn how to live with them.. Finally, NEVER forget who...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It'd be nice to have a friend to talk to

    when I'm feeling down, someone that I could help when they needed it as well. The times I've made friends they either end from a mutual lack of communication, or sometimes in some sort of unrequited love ( surprisingly not on my end ). I don't regret anyone I've met on here, but...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I live my life one day at a time!

    For I force myself to cope for the happiness and well-being of my 9 year old son.
    Yaakov012464 Yaakov012464 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    depression. I can't help

    but feel pessimistic about everything. I see the cup as half empty. I can't live with myself.
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Having depression is more

    than just being sad. It's like hearing a boss' battle music all the time, but the boss is not there. It's you.
    oceansopen oceansopen 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Suicide is Painless by Johnny Mandel https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=xIIqYqtR1lY
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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